In anticipation of the 2021 International Booker Prize winner announcement on 2 June, English PEN are proud to welcome a panel of the shortlisted translators for an evening of insight into the art of literary translation.
Joining us for a discussion about their shortlisted works will be Martin Aitken, Sasha Dugdale, Megan McDowell, Anna Moschovakis, Mark Polizzotti and Adrian Nathan West.
The event will be chaired by writer, translator, Chair of English PEN and former International Booker Prize judge Maureen Freely.
The conversation will also be shared as a published piece on PEN Transmissions, English PEN's magazine for international writing, ahead of the winner announcement.
This year's shortlist is:
At Night All Blood is Black by David Diop, translated from French by Anna Moschovakis, Pushkin Press
The Dangers of Smoking in Bed by Mariana Enríquez, translated from Spanish by Megan McDowell, Granta Books
When We Cease to Understand the World by Benjamín Labatut, translated from Spanish by Adrian Nathan West, Pushkin Press
The Employees by Olga Ravn, translated from Danish by Martin Aitken, Lolli Editions
In Memory of Memory by Maria Stepanova, translated from Russian by Sasha Dugdale, Fitzcarraldo Editions
The War of the Poor by Éric Vuillard, translated from French by Mark Polizzotti, Pan Macmillan, Picador
This event is presented in partnership with International Booker Prize.